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THANKSGIVING WORSHIP SERVICE – Wednesday, November 27, 7pm
A very special Worship Service is being planned and will be offered to encourage and enable you to realize God is the Giver of all our bountiful blessings—and to come into His house in this special way…to give Him thanks.  This Service will be Wednesday, November 27, at 7:00 p.m.  

In conjunction with this Service—and as one of our congregation’s Thanksgiving outreach traditions—we continue inviting one and all to bring canned goods**, etc., for an ingathering of bounty—to be used as part of the decoration and adornment of our Chancel/Altar area.  And then these food items will be taken to the SOS (Spirit Of Sharing) Food Bank in our community.  Please bring these items by Sunday, November, 24.  Thank you, in advance, for this Thanksgiving blessing! **PLEASE CHECK EXPIRATION DATES ON WHAT YOU BRING! – We don’t want to send food that has expired.  Thank you!

AT-HOME DEVOTION BOOKLETS FOR THE ADVENT & CHRISTMAS JOURNEY
Call His Name Jesus is the title of the devotion booklet that will be available to all this season!  You’ll find copies of the take-home devotion in the narthex of the Sanctuary.  Take one to give to a friend or neighbor as an invitation to join you at church!

ADVENT VESPERS—ONCE AGAIN WE ARE BLESSED TO HOST
A long standing, 50+ year tradition in the New Braunfels community is the annual Advent Vespers Concert.  This year it will be held Sunday, December 1, 4:00 p.m., 
in our Sanctuary.  The concert features a  Community Massed Choir, singing and ringing in the music of the Christmas Season.  Want to sing?  YOU ARE WELCOME!  Three rehearsals will precede the Concert.  On Tuesdays, November 12, 19, and 26—from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.—also in our Sanctuary.


Youth

SS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Christmas is coming and that means it is time to start rehearsals for the Sunday School Christmas program! If your child would like to be in the program, please complete the form in the back of church. Rehearsals will be on the following Wednesdays: December 4 and December 11, from 6:00 to 6:45 PM. Dress rehearsal is Saturday, December 14, from 9:00 to 12:00 with lunch provided. The program will be on Sunday, December 15, at 10AM in the fellowship hall. Contact Terese Volkmann if you have any questions:(210) 872-2832.

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Please find information about Cross’ Sunday School: times, location and more at this link.
SUNDAY MORNING
Our youth thank you for supporting their ministry through the weekly Sunday morning purchase of tacos, etc.!  This is the MAJOR source of fundraising for District and National Youth Gatherings, as well as their Servant Event trips!  

Upcoming

ADVENT – preparing for the coming of Christ 
Wednesday Midweek Worship opportunities – on the three December Wednesdays before Christmas.  On December 4, 11, and 18, we will have brief, devotional, “come as you are” Services at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The tradition continues on December 18—as that 7:00 p.m. Service is “
Christmas At Cross” and features special music from all of our vocal and hand bell choirs!  Remember also the fellowship suppers that are hosted and served by members of our various Boards each of those three Wednesdays from 5:30 until 6:30, for a free will donation.  Plan now to make these Worship Services special times of Advent preparation for you and your family!

German Christmas Service Sunday, December 15, 3:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary


Of Interest….IN THE VINEYARD  
 

NEW MEMBER
Received & welcomed as a new member of the Cross Family on November 10 was Kate Gusick and daughters, Madelyn and Ella. 

Check our newest members’ photos on this  link. 

MEN’S BREAKFAST BIBLE CLASS (M.B.B.C.)
ATTENTION, Men of Cross! You are invited to join us for Bible study/fellowship from 6:30 until 7:30 a.m. at the I-HOP here in town—on the frontage road of I-35.  We have embarked on a study of the Scripture Readings for each Sunday as we gather for Worship.   Hope to see you then!

ALCOHOL-FREE COMMUNION WINE/GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS For those who desire to receive wine that has been dealcoholized, there are white wine cups in the center of each tray.  In addition, gluten-free wafers are available on the paten (plate) held by Pastor Fraker.

FREE TO BE FAITHFUL
Are
 pro-life issues the civil rights battle of our age? Lutherans proclaim that life is a God-given gift.  How can Lutherans best make the case for life and advocate for the inherent dignity and value of all people, from the smallest unborn baby to those facing the end of life?  READ THE NEW FREE TO BE FAITHFUL NEWSLETTER HERE. 

President Harrison addresses recent abortion expansion actions
The following statement from President Harrison is intended not only to address the current situation in our country, but also to provide a continued confession of the LCMS’ position opposing abortion. Use this link to read 

https://blogs.lcms.org/2019/lcms-presidents-statement-regarding-gubernatorial-actions-expanding-abortion-in-new-york-and-illinois/


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